earthquake
seven years on

seven years on

Today, February 22, marks seven years since the devastating 2011 earthquake which brought tragic loss of life to our city of Christchurch where we continue the long and...

stability

stability

Just after midnight on Monday morning 14 November a significant earthquake shook us awake. As dawn broke significant damage was revealed across the Hurunui and further...

five years on

five years on

Today, February 22, marks five years since the devastating 2011 earthquake which brought tragic loss of life to our city. Five years on we continue the long and...

five years on…

five years on…

Five years ago today, a couple of hours before dawn, the people of Christchurch and surrounding districts were jolted awake by a sharp and severe earthquake. In the...

four years on

four years on

February 22 will remain a memorial day for the city of Christchurch. Four years ago today, our city was devastated by earthquake. 185 people died tragically on the day,...

Filipino faith

Filipino faith

Pope Francis is in the Philippines today and over the past couple of hours he has been celebrating the first Mass of his three-day visit in the Cathedral Basilica of...

St. Joe’s Papanui

St. Joe’s Papanui

It is almost four years since the most destructive of the Christchurch earthquakes. Recovery continues to be slow with some people still having to use portable bathroom...

church building

church building

I was speaking to a Christchurch diocese parishioner a few weeks ago who is a part of her parish committee preparing to rebuild their parish church. I was surprised to...

Feb 22 earthquake

Feb 22 earthquake

February 22 will remain a memorial day for the city of Christchurch. Three years ago today, our city was devastated by earthquake. 185 people died tragically on the...

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just one thing

just one thing

they could have rushed back home to see the faces of their family and watch The Chase before dinner. 

open the gates

open the gates

For you are the living temple of God. Open up that temple, make it spacious, give it height.

be the first

be the first

With Christ we are freed from the trap of following every fad, fashion, celebrity or opinion.

so simple

so simple

These complications are very useful, and make the watch more… complicated.

get dressed

get dressed

This divine dressing is not a lengthy process needing skilled tailors and holy-wardrobe assistants.